Louisville will be without its offensive coordinator when it faces LSU in the Citrus Bowl.
The school has suspended co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway for the bowl game because of his role in the “WakeyLeaks” scandal. Louisville said Galloway accepted game plan information from former Wake Forest radio analyst Tommy Elrod before the Cardinals played the Demon Deacons on Nov. 12. Louisville won that game 44-12.
In a statement Friday, Louisville AD Tom Jurich said the Cardinals should not have accepted the information and should have made Wake Forest aware of Elrod’s actions. He also said the school would accept any consequences from the ACC. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde reports Galloway has retained a prominent attorney because of the controversy.
Head coach Bobby Petrino previously denied having any knowledge of his staff receiving game plan information. Jurich said Petrino maintains he was unaware of Galloway receiving the information when he made those comments.
Here is Jurich’s full statement:
Jurich initially took a more lax stance on the controversy. He first said none of the “special plays” Galloway received were used during the game, and that the other information Galloway received was already known by the Louisville staff.
LSU plays Louisville at 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 31 on ABC.